How Accurate are Sites that Rank Public Schools?
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Pallas notes that there has been a proliferation of such Web sites in recent years and concludes that schooldigger.com and other such sites “can never adequately address the question that I think is of greatest interest to parents: How would my child fare in this school, as compared to another school? If this is, indeed, the question, then school comparison websites are doomed to provide poor and potentially misleading answers.”
To read Pallas’ column, go to http://gothamschools.org/2009/07/22/data-are-good-more-data-may-not-be-better/.
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